Siquijor – The Mystical Island
Siquijor – Isla del Fuego – Island of Witches – The Mystic Island. The tropical paradise has many names. However, when discussing the mystique of the island, most locals and guests who have come and gone would definitely agree that the true mystique of the island lies somewhere between the green forrests, its beaches and the marine sanctuaries hiding below the surface of the ocean. There are a lot of white-sand beaches on the island as well as underwater sanctuaries that have not yet been touched by commercial institutions. The state of nature in the island is most mystical, as there are very few of those in the Philippines. Indeed, there is a whole lot more to the mystique of Siquijor than the purported witchcraft.
The mystic island of Siquijor is also rich in culture and tradition as the locals were able to preserve a lot of the ancient structures built in the island. For instance, the St. Isidore Labradore Church and Convent – a very popular tourist spot in Lazi, Siquijor – famous for being one of the oldest church + convent that still holds mass to this day. There is a distinct feeling of nostalgia upon entering the vicinity of the church complex, primarily because a huge chunk of the original architecture and aesthetic design still stands to this day. And there are more testaments as to how the locals of Siquijor value old ways and primitive practices, leading the rest of the country to believe that the locals are mostly witches, and that it is not safe to wander at night. Find more about Siquijor Island here.